Equal Pay and OFCCP: What Federal Contractors Need to Know

As the new presidential administration settles into office, federal contractors are eagerly looking to decipher the inevitable policy changes that are coming down the pipeline. Among the issues that the administration hopes to tackle, President Biden has expressed his commitment to closing the gender and racial wage gap that currently exists in the United States....
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The Cost of Discrimination In Employment

On February 26, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission released a breakdown of the 67,448 charges of workplace discrimination the agency received in Fiscal Year (FY) 2020. According to the report, the agency secured $439.2 million for victims of discrimination in the private sector, state, and local government workplaces. These payments were secured through both…
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Federal Contractors and Their Employees Pay the Price for Lack of OFCCP Compliance Officer Training

For over four years we’ve been anxiously following the progress made (or rather lack of) by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) in response to a 2016 Government Accountability Office (GAO) report. Why do we care about what the GAO says about OFCCP?  For one, as the “congressional watchdog” responsible for providing objective…
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Google Settles Systemic Discrimination: A Learning Experience

The Department of Labor recently announced that Google LLC will pay more than $3.8 million to resolve allegations of systemic hiring and compensation discrimination at its California and Washington State locations. How did Google discriminate? In a routine compliance evaluation by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), compliance officers discovered differences in hiring…
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Biden Installs Ex-EEOC Chief to Head the OFCCP

On December 3, 2020, We, the Board of Directors at the AAAED, met with Jenny Yang, with the DOL Biden-Harris Transition Team to provide her the current status at the OFCCP and some controversial EO 1395. Ms. Yang, who chaired the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for several years during the Obama administration, has been…
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